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‘Bigger pie’ seen for hemp as industry evolves

CNS Canada — Canada’s hemp industry will have an eventful year in 2019 as the industry expands with more processing facilities and legislative changes. One such legislative change was the legalization of hemp in the 2018 U.S. Farm Bill. The bill passed this week in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives and awaits […] Read more




soybean harvest

U.S. confirms China soybean purchase, but no clarity over more sales

Chicago/Washington | Reuters — U.S. government officials on Thursday hailed China’s first meager purchase of U.S. soybeans since its trade war with the United States began in July and said they hoped for, but could not guarantee, more to come. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced private sales of 1.13 million tonnes of U.S. […] Read more


quinoa

Opinions differ on quinoa prices in 2019

CNS Canada — There are opposing views on what will happen with Canadian quinoa prices in 2019. One buyer believes the specialty crop will increase a few cents per pound; another believes the price will slightly decrease in the New Year. Dan Boulton of NorQuin at Saskatoon said there is a world shortage of quinoa, […] Read more



CBOT

CBOT weekly outlook: Soybeans trend up, but trade off headlines

CNS Canada — Speculative short-covering and optimism over trade with China helped soybean and corn futures at the Chicago Board of Trade move higher over the week ended Wednesday. While additional gains are possible, both markets will take more short-term direction from the day-to-day headlines. Conflicting headlines, tweets and other commentary lead to a choppy […] Read more




Reduce clubroot with sanitation, rotation and genetics

Q & A with Nutrien Ag Solutions

Q: How can I reduce the threat of clubroot? A: Growers in areas with little to no clubroot should consider implementing simple preventative strategies to reduce the chance of large-scale infection. The key to reducing the threat of clubroot is to use management practices that prevent clubroot spores from entering your field, or if a […] Read more